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date: 07 December 2022

Hippias(3)locked

, geometer, fl. late 3rd cent. bce or later

Hippias(3)locked

, geometer, fl. late 3rd cent. bce or later
  • Wilbur R. Knorr

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Geometer on curves called quadratrices (tetragōnizousai) for constructing the rectification of the circle and circular arcs (equivalent to the circle quadrature). The curve, earlier applied to this end by *Nicomedes(5) (late 3rd cent. bce), is also applicable for trisecting any angle, as may have been discovered by Dinostratus (mid-4th cent. bce).

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  • Science, Technology, and Medicine

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